Maya Dusenbery

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Feministing Reads: Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything

The thesis of Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate — backed up with a heap of devastating research — is very simple: We’ve dithered away so many decades failing to take real action to combat climate change that now global capitalism and a livable world are a collision course — one of them must radically change. Very quickly. 

The thesis of Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate — backed up with a heap of devastating research — is very simple: We’ve dithered away so many decades failing to take ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Advocates are suing Walmart over its new, inadequate protections for pregnant workers.

The Dominican Republic will now allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the pregnant person is at risk. 

Advocates are suing Walmart over its new, inadequate protections for pregnant workers.

The Dominican Republic will now allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the pregnant person is at risk. 

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Missouri lawmaker pushes for law requiring consent of the “father” to get an abortion

Missouri state representative Rick Brattin is pushing for a law that would require the consent of the “father” to get an abortion. The text of the bill, which is unlikely to pass and perhaps even less likely to stand as constitutional if it did, reads: “No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion.” 

Missouri state representative Rick Brattin is pushing for a law that would require the consent of the “father” to get an abortion. The text of the bill, which is unlikely to pass and perhaps even

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai reacts to the horrific Taliban attack on school children in Pakistan: “I, along with millions of others around the world, mourn these children, my brothers and sisters — but we will never be defeated.”

Some of us on the LGBT spectrum are Black. Our lives matter too.”

Camille Cosby says her husband is the real victim here. 

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai reacts to the horrific Taliban attack on school children in Pakistan: “I, along with millions of others around the world, mourn these children, my brothers and sisters — but ...

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How the anti-choice movement selectively conflates contraception and abortion

It’s no secret that some anti-choice extremists believe, counter to the scientific facts, that some forms of birth control actually cause abortion. But traditionally mainstream anti-choice groups have tended to stay away from such claims.

It’s no secret that some anti-choice extremists believe, counter to the scientific facts, that some forms of birth control actually cause abortion. But traditionally mainstream anti-choice groups have tended to stay away from such claims.

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Wisconsin jails pregnant woman and denies her prenatal care to “protect” her fetus

Wisconsin has a law on the books that allows the authorities to lock up a pregnant person who’s used illegal drugs if she “habitually lacks self-control” and “there is a ‘substantial risk’ that the health of the egg, embryo, fetus, or child upon birth will be ‘seriously affected.'” Here’s what that looked like in practice for one Wisconsin woman

Wisconsin has a law on the books that allows the authorities to lock up a pregnant person who’s used illegal drugs if she “habitually lacks self-control” and “there is a ‘substantial risk’ that the health of the egg, ...

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